1700s to 1800s

  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts representative assembly orders all Roman Catholic priests to vacate the colony within three months, an action was also taken by the New York legislature.
  • Boston News-Letter

    First recurring newspaper in the colonies.
  • Rules for Blacks

    Blacks can't own a gun.
  • Slave Codes

    Thorough slave codes in place.
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    Yamasee War

    The Tuscaroras and the Yamasees were consistently enslaved by the South Carolinians and rebelled.
  • Slavery

    French started importing slaves, and the colony became much more popular and flourished. Had more freedom than later slaves.
  • Nachez Tribe Attacks

    Attacks the French and kills many people because they were encroaching onto their land.
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    Great Awakening

    All are equal in the eyes of God. People weren't getting a person or emotional enough experience in religion, so a few ministers started a spiritual renewal.
  • Library Company of Philiadelphia

    Ben Franklin
  • Pennsylvania Hospital

    Pennsylvania Hospital formed; show humanitarianism and enlightenment.
  • Garcia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose

    About 100 former slaves created a colony in the risky area between the Spanish and the British.
  • Stono Rebellion

    20 slaves broke into a store, taking the ammunition and weapons and killing the storekeepers. Moved south, killing whites and acquiring blacks into their army.
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    War of Jenkins' Ear

    Tuscaroos and Yamasees lost their alliance and consequently lost the war against the British. Which caused a rise in taxes.
  • Colleges

    College of New Jersey, Dartmouth, Brown, and Rutgers founded.
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    The French and Indian War

    Washington and his troops attacked a small French reconnaissance party, beginning the French and Indian War.
  • Writs of Assistance

    Royal officials are allowed to search any home without a warrant.
  • Military

    Britain's military in America increases tremendously after the French and Indian War.
  • Treaty of Paris

    All Canada land (except the two sugar islands) are given to the British, French territory including New Orleans and west of the Mississippi given to Spain as compensation for British taking Flordia.
  • Sugar Act

    People had to file a lot of papers when loading ships full of sugar.
  • Currency Act

    Forbade issuing of any local currency in the colonies colonists complained that there literally wasn't enough money to go around.
  • Quartering Act

    Required colonists to provide housing for troops in public buildings, firewood, candles, and drink
  • Stamp Act

    First real revenue tax on colonies and was the most irritating to colonists; tax on documents in court proceedings, diplomas, appointments to public office, clearing ships form harbors, bonds, grants, deeds for land, newspapers.
  • Declaratory Act

    Parliament has the right to make laws and things for the colonies.
  • Townshend Revenue Act

    Import tax on things like lead, paint, glass, paper, tea, etc.
  • Boston Massacre

    Men threw snowballs at, taunted, and threatened soldiers to a great extent, so an angry soldier yelled "Fire!" and 5 were killed and 11 injured.
  • Tea Act

    British East India Company almost went bankrupt, so to bail it out Britain let them ship to America directly, i.e. no middlemen and much cheaper for Americans.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Thomas Hutchinson didn't want to not pay the duties for the tea ship, so a bunch of rebels including Sam Adams dressed up as Indians and escorted customs officers off the boat, and dumped all the tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • First Continental Congress

    Wanted to achieve unity and get rid of the Intolerable Acts. Wrote a Declaration of Rights and agreed to meet again in 6 months if it hadn't been resolved.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Colonies tried to make up for the first battle with the Olive Branch Petition, but King George didn't forgive them.
  • Battle at Trenton

    Washington was finally successful for the first time and pushed the British to New Brunswick.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    British told Gage to get all of MA's weapons at Concord, but Paul Revere warned the recipients of the attack.
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    Women Can Vote!

  • Battle of Saratoga

    Finally convinced France to start helping us out with money after tension (King George and Queen Mary Anne's War) and us winning the battle.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Congress wasn't strong enough, so something else was made.
    -No chief executive
    -Very weak national power
    -Reps had term limits and could be taken out of the office at ay time
    -9 states had to ratify anything ever
  • Guilford Court House

    Greene made Cornwallis retreat.
  • Treaty of Paris

    America is independent and gets all land between the Appalachians and the Mississippi and south of the Great Lakes. Also, allies with France forever.
  • Land Ordinance

    System for distributing western lands.
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    Shay's Rebellion

    Tried to alleviate taxes on those who have debts by shutting down courts and passing laws for debtors' relief.
  • Constitutional Convention

    All delegates wealthy, old, white men. Don't live like common people.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Took land from speculators who didn't buy from Congress, largest states had claims in the west, established a model for govt. and new states' admission.
  • Indian Negotiations

    Washington allowed $20,000 for Indian negotiations regarding western land--not for humanitarian reasons, simply because it was cheaper.
  • Judiciary Act

    Created the federal court systems with somewhat limited power.
  • Tariff Act

    Hamilton proposed a tariff on imported goods and foreign ships to raise revenue and increase the shipping of American goods.
  • Washington Inaugurated

    All citizens love him and are super excited.
  • Assumption Act

    Hamilton's idea of federal bonds for state debts--south hated it because they already paid their debts off.
  • Bill of Rights

    12 amendments are signed into law.
  • Vindication of the Rights of Women

    Wollstonecraft argued that the system purposefully educated women poorly to be vain and frivolous. If they got an education, they would function in society very well.
  • Cotton Gin

    Invented by Eli Whitney
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Required Americans to return runaway slaves.
  • Genet

    France, Spain, and England were in a conflict and we declared neutrality.
  • Treaty of Greenville

    Indians ceded some land in Ohio and Indiana got $500-$1,000 a month and protection for it.
  • Jay's Treaty

    With the British basically saying that they would give equal treatment to each other in their ports, no confiscation of property, more defined border with Canada, and British would evacuate forts by June 1, 1796
  • XYZ Treaty

    Talleyrand wouldn't talk to them unless he was paid millions; that emerged the US. All commercial ties to France were suspended.
  • Alien and Sedition Act

    The president can deport any suspicious aliens. A new, broad definition of sedition so the Democratic-Republicans' criticism would die down.
  • Nullification Act

    Jefferson wrote the principle of nullification.
  • Washington DC Founded

    Our nation's capital was founded. Washington D.C. is still our capital today.